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by John Kenney
Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resolvers?
Replies: 21
Views: 4999

Re: Resolvers?

Namecoin's primary advantages over other DNS systems are decentralization, censorship resistance, and hijacking/MITM resistance. All of these break if you have a centralized resolver. I never meant using centralized resolvers. My idea was to provide 1,000,000 public namecoin resolvers on an anycast...
by John Kenney
Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Project direction
Topic: Hardfork Wishlist
Replies: 5
Views: 2097

Re: Hardfork Wishlist

Entropy is defined as data it'd be hard for an attacker to guess, the number of combinations you'd need to try to do a brute force search. Getting a private key from a hashed signature is no simple speedbump, it'd be totally breaking crypto & you'd need to do that first to be able to brute force a s...
by John Kenney
Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Project direction
Topic: Changing domain renewal handling
Replies: 39
Views: 9466

Re: Changing domain renewal handling

I think a reasonable solution would be to implement an "expires" field at the nmcontrol level, which is equal to a number of blocks N. If N or fewer blocks remain before namecoind expires the name, then nmcontrol will refuse to resolve the name (and issue an error message saying that the name is al...
by John Kenney
Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: Project direction
Topic: Explicit Tor/I2P resolver selection for .bit
Replies: 6
Views: 2696

Re: Explicit Tor/I2P resolver selection for .bit

Maybe just expand the user preferences in freespeechme & nmcontrol so it's easier to set a priority for resolution methods for each site.
by John Kenney
Sun May 25, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Bounties
Topic: Funding the libcoin rebase a bit
Replies: 28
Views: 20510

Re: Funding the libcoin rebase a bit

domob wrote:Also NameID plugins for common projects, I can support anyone willing to do that (ideally someone who already has experience with Wordpress or whatever, which I do not).
I'd like to see a nameid module for Drupal, I may write one.
by John Kenney
Thu May 22, 2014 6:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proof of "Burn"
Replies: 6
Views: 2098

Re: Proof of "Burn"

You can find all the keys you need on this website: http://directory.io/
by John Kenney
Tue May 20, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: Project direction
Topic: Hardfork Wishlist
Replies: 5
Views: 2097

Re: Hardfork Wishlist

Increased fees for name_new
Renewal fees and/or increased fees for name_update
by John Kenney
Mon May 19, 2014 4:48 am
Forum: Project direction
Topic: Hardfork Wishlist
Replies: 5
Views: 2097

Re: Hardfork Wishlist

gmaxwell's suggestion for storing key=value data isn't well thought out, it'd make namecoin suck more by adding unnecessary overhead & weak (false) security. Simple improvement for storing a private data verification in the blockchain should be hash(data+sig), the sig should add enough entropy to th...
by John Kenney
Sun May 18, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proof of "Burn"
Replies: 6
Views: 2098

Re: Proof of "Burn"

Good luck guessing those keys.

Here's an introduction... https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Proof_of_burn
by John Kenney
Fri May 16, 2014 4:28 am
Forum: Official Namecoin softwares
Topic: Random questions about DB
Replies: 3
Views: 1796

Re: Random questions about DB

I'm only familiar with sql relational databases & no expert. I know little about current namecoin internals. Relational databases can be very efficient if the table structure is designed properly to minimise or eliminate redundancy. Postgres is possibly worth considering, it recently got a new binar...